Organization plans NY biomass heating roadmap

NEW YORK – In an attempt to make New York a national leader in biomass research and development, the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority is requesting proposals to develop a biomass heating roadmap. The group has $350,000 available to fund the roadmap, and responses to the request for proposal 2329 are due Dec. 6 at 5 p.m. ET.

The NYSERDA is a public benefit corporation that aims to help New York meets its energy goals by reducing energy consumption, promoting the use of renewable sources and protecting the environment. The organization’s goals for the roadmap are “to assess critical issues for biomass heating to provide a better understanding of the possible impacts on New York and to provide the information in a format suitable to help develop a responsible and economically viable biomass heating industry in New York that mitigates negative impacts but also capitalizes on opportunities for positive impacts.”